first_imgTuesday 8 February 2011 8:59 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Tags: NULL GOING GREEN AS GREEN GOES AWOL whatsapp “HEAVY business” in the House of Lords detained former HSBC chairman Stephen Green, but the British-Israel Chambers of Commerce partied on anyway last night at the British-Israeli business awards dinner.Universities minister David Willetts stepped into the breach with Green’s speech in hand to extol the UK economy’s virtues as an exporter of everything “from whiskey to finance” (and their intersection, no doubt).Taking the opportunity to make fun of his absent peer, he recalled one lord who, upon arriving at the House of Lords had demanded: “And what is the pension?”The confused stewards looked at one another. “The House of Lords is the pension,” they said. “But maybe Stephen doesn’t need that arrangement,” Willetts observed wryly. His speech, and a generous main course, gave ample time for star speaker Shai Agassi, founder of Better Place, the world’s biggest electric car company, to write what appeared to be his speech on a scrap of paper at the top table.But the notes scribbled under the wing of a model EL Al airlines plane placed amid the flowers on each table didn’t prevent him from wowing the international crowd of businessfolk ranging from hoteliers to shipping magnates.Agassi didn’t quite ditch the jacket and roll up the sleeves Blair-style, but he shunned the podium in favour of a free-form motivational talk: “The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones,” he exclaimed. “And we will not end the oil age by running out of oil but by finding something better.”But he was keen to reassure the business-minded audience: “I didn’t start as a greenie. I’m a capitalist pig,” he said, although he couldn’t resist a dig at big oil, referring to his company, Better Place, as “the other BP”.Most of the illustrious crowd might have been revved up by Agassi’s optimism, but it didn’t take everywhere, it seems – ex-Lloyds chairman Sir Victor Blank was seen snoozing into his napkin.No such rest for Lord Green: he had a vote to cast. center_img Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

News Corp bid expected to get OFT go-ahead

first_img News Corp bid expected to get OFT go-ahead whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 28 February 2011 8:51 pm RUPERT Murdoch’s News Corp’s proposed £13.2bn takeover of of satellite broadcaster BSkyB is expected to get the go-ahead from secretary of state Jeremy Hunt by the end of this week, avoiding a full Competition Commission investigation. Senior BSkyB sources told City A.M. they expected Hunt to announce his decision as soon as this afternoon, which is likely to put the bid out to a 15-day public consultation, avoiding a Competition Commission inquiry which could take as long as six months. News Corp has submitted a series of undertakings to the Office of Fair Trading to satisfy its concerns that its takeover of the remaining 61 per cent of BSkyB would unduly concentrate the UK’s media sector. The undertakings include an offer to secure the editorial independence of both BSkyB and Sky News in the merged entity and potentially even make structural changes such as selling off Sky News to secure the deal. News Corp made a 700p per share bid for BSkyB’s remaining stock in June 2010.Sources close to News Corp yesterday said there had been a lot of back and forth with the regulators after the company submitted its proposals. Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more

National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgNational Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Insurance Corporation Limited (now NIC Holdings Limited) is a leading insurance company in Uganda. It was established in 1964 as a wholly-owned government parastatal; and privatised in 2005 with Industrial and General Insurance Plc (IGI) purchasing a 60% stake in the insurance business through its special purpose vehicle, Corporate Holdings Limited. IGI is the largest private sector insurer and fastest growing insurance company in Nigeria, with operations in Ghana, Gambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Europe and America. The company established two wholly-owned subsidiaries; NIC General Insurance Company Limited (NIC General) which took over the general insurance business; and NIC Life Assurance Company Limited (NIC Assurance) which took over individual and group life assurance. National Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Eclector bookshop

first_img Howard Lake | 6 March 2010 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Eclector bookshop About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Fundraisers share their ideas at the first Fundraising Camp

first_img UK Fundraising’s first Fundraising Camp took place in Oxford on Tuesday this week. Over 60 fundraisers spent the day at this ‘unconference’-style event, the first of its kind for fundraisers in the UK.Unlike standard conferences, Fundraising Camp aims to unlock the expertise and experience in the people who are usually the audience. The audience are the speakers at Fundraising Camp!Undaunted by this, fundraisers from national and local charities attended and submitted ideas for 30 minute sessions. Some people made formal presentations, such as those from our sponsors Be Inspired Films and One Cent Call, others simply talked around a table, and even more ended up chatting on the sofas to useful people they had met.Throughout the day there were four different sessions running at any one time.Here is our initial summary of the event, with plenty more, including a video report, to come. More Fundraising Camps are planned, including one in Canterbury at the University of Kent on 30 November. [View the story “Fundraising Camp, Oxford” on Storify] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 September 2013 | News Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  58 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraisers share their ideas at the first Fundraising Camplast_img read more

Prison officials’ crimes mount at Ramsey Unit in Texas

first_imgHouston“I just can’t take it anymore,” Michael Beck told other prisoners at the W. F. Ramsey Unit state prison, in Rosharon, Texas, 33 miles south of Houston. Then during the first week of January, he wrapped a fan cord around his neck and tied the other end of it to the railing on Row 2 of his cell block.Beck leapt up and then fell 20 feet, his head hitting the steel and concrete stairwell below. Two prisoners rushed to him and carried him up the stairs. Fortunately, the cord snapped and somewhat broke his fall. After the guards stopped laughing, they handcuffed him and had him shipped to the nearby Jester IV Unit, a psychiatric prison.No one called for medical help or provided a stretcher. Over 50 prisoners saw this horrifying event. Prison officials did not take witness statements. No counseling was given to the traumatized men, who were already reeling from the COVID virus and the subsequent lockdowns that have infected almost every person in the prison.Prison during a pandemicRegarding protection from the virus, masks given to the prisoners are made by prisoners working in the laundry. They cut up prison bed sheets, which are so thin that this reporter can see her household lights through the fabric of the mask she was given.No Texas prisoner has received visits since last March. Phone calls are allowed for some, depending on their disciplinary status. The isolation is mentally challenging. The craft shop is not open. Schooling is done via mail. The Ramsey Unit has three recreation yards and two gymnasiums, yet they were rarely used until dozens of prisoners recently filed grievances regarding the lack of recreation time. Prison activist Nanon Williams reported, “Now they are running recreation all day and night. Before, it was only on their paperwork.”The stress increases every day in all U.S. prisons, jails and detention centers, where it is impossible to socially distance. At the Ramsey Unit, proper masks are not given out until after a prisoner tests positive for the virus. Then that person’s entire wing is quarantined. Only after the virus is present do prisoners on that wing get N-95 masks.But the Ramsey Unit reportedly has 4,000 N-95 masks in storage. Williams said, “These masks are not being used to prevent the spread of the virus, but instead are used only when the virus is already present. Prisoners are being moved around, and it’s impossible to socially distance.”Nanon Williams with his mother, Lee Bolton, in 2000.No retaliation for exposing conditions!Prisoners who write grievances or contact their families or the news media with information about conditions that are dangerous, inhumane, illegal or racist should not be retaliated against. Often, prisoners who file grievances or complain about conditions are shipped out to another prison unit, far from family and support. Or they may lose their jobs working in the kitchen or laundry and be put out in the fields. Or their parole may be denied because they are a “trouble maker.”One particular officer, who was involved in a disciplinary case quota scam a few years ago, is now trying to find out which prisoners corresponded with the media. Lieut. Joe Lopez ordered a quota system at the Ramsey Unit two years ago. It resulted in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice changing the policy to expressly prohibit requiring guards to meet disciplinary quotas.After the quotas were exposed in Workers World newspaper, the Houston Chronicle and other major media, Lopez was demoted in rank. Last November when an article appeared in Workers World Newspaper that had his name in it,  he told prisoners who work around him that he is going to “f–k over” those who specifically communicated with WW. Prisoners say he can do this by having guards working under his command plant contraband on prisoners or enter the phone numbers of a prisoner’s relatives into a cell phone that is mysteriously found.Williams has repeatedly told WW that he follows all prison rules, but that he has a right to correspond with media in Texas and the U.S. regarding guards’ and officers’ abuses and violations. He told this reporter, “I am not in fear of my life. I do not want to get transferred away from my family for reporting the wrongs that I see or writing articles or books or whatever. I am within the rules of the governing policy here and should not be punished for doing so.”No prisoner should be threatened with retaliation for doing what is legal. It is the carceral state that needs to be retaliated against. Prisons torture, maim and murder every day. Not only should prisoners expose and fight against this, but it is the duty of those outside the prisons to support those prisoners. United in solidarity, we will tear down the walls!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PUSD’s 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index Results Out

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy With the release of the 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) results today by the California Department of Education (CDE), the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and the state of California close the chapter on state standardized tests and API scores being based on the current state standards.Since the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) examinations were fully aligned to state standards in 2003, PUSD’s API score increased by over 100 points going from 648 in 2003 to 751 in 2013.The Academic Performance Index (API) measures the academic performance and growth of schools. The numeric index ranges from a low of 200 and to a high of 1000 with a statewide target of 800.Like the STAR tests on which the API scores are based, performance among PUSD schools was mixed. Eight PUSD schools received a score at or above 800, the state’s performance target. San Rafael Elementary saw the biggest increase among PUSD schools with a 54 point jump to score an 834 and crossed over the 800 API score threshold. Sierra Madre Elementary was the top scoring school in the district with an API score of 905.“The impact of the deep budget cuts of the last several years can be seen in the dip of scores at the district and state level, demonstrating that a 16% reduction in district revenues since 2008-2009 does have a lasting impact on the academic careers of students,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. “In consideration of the district’s limited resources, we decided to focus on preparing students for the new Common Core Standards rather than take the ‘drill and kill’ instructional approach with these expiring standards.”The education system in California will be entering a new era of standards and assessments starting this school year. The state and district are transitioning to the Common Core State Standards, a set of common standards that will be shared among 45 states that describe clearly and consistently what students are expected to learn in mathematics and English language arts from kindergarten to 12th grade.For teachers it means teaching beyond the test and the past focus on the acquisition of content. Students will be asked to focus more on the why rather than the who, what, when and where. The new Common Core Standards are being phased into PUSD instruction this year after a teacher-driven process of revising and rewriting the district curriculum. For more information of the transition to Common Core, please visit www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc.As anticipated, CDE did not issue an API score to Norma Coombs Alternative School nor will it in 2014 due to a serious testing irregularity during the administration of the STAR tests last spring. In one classroom, students reported that they were encouraged to check their work during the test, a violation of test rules. When discovered, the district promptly reported the incident to CDE officials.“While the API results are disappointing for some of our schools, I encourage everyone to understand that a school is more than its API score,” stated Gundry. “The innovative programs that the district offers to prepare students for college and career such as our Pathways program and our focus on 21st Century Learning can’t be quantified by the latest round of scores. I look forward to full implementation of SB 1458 which will take programs such as ours into consideration when formulating a schools API score.”SB 1458 (Steinberg) changes the formula for an API score taking into consideration factors such as graduation rates and college and career readiness. The new formula will be in place by May 2015.The California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) results for 2012-1013 were also released today. 77 percent of first time 10th grade test takers passed the mathematics portion of the exam and 79 percent passed the English language arts portion. Students who do not pass one or both parts of the CAHSEE in grade 10 have two opportunities in grade 11 and up to five opportunities in grade12 to pass the exam and do not have to retake the part of the exam that they already passed.To see individual school API scores and background on the API and California’s other school accountability measures, please visit www.cde.ca.gov/getschoolreport. Top of the News Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education PUSD’s 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index Results Out From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 3:32 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newslast_img read more

El Niño–Southern Oscillation, Pliocene climate and equifinality

first_imgIt has been suggested that, during the Pliocene (ca 5–1.8Ma), an El Niño state existed as a permanent rather than an intermittent feature; that is, the tropical Pacific Ocean was characterized by a much weaker east–west gradient than today. One line of inquiry used to investigate this idea relates modern El Niño teleconnections to Pliocene proxy data by comparing regional differences in precipitation and surface temperature with climate patterns associated with present-day El Niño events, assuming that agreement between Pliocene data and observations of modern El Niño events supports this interpretation. Here, we examine this assumption by comparing outputs from a suite of Mid-Pliocene climate simulations carried out with the UK Met Office climate model. Regional patterns of climate change associated with changes in model boundary conditions are compared with observed El Niño–Southern Oscillation teleconnection patterns. Our results indicate that many of the proposed ‘permanent El Niño’ surface temperature and precipitation patterns are observable in Mid-Pliocene climate simulations even when they display variability in tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures (SSTs) or when forced with a modern east–west SST gradient. Our experiments highlight the possibility that the same outcome may be achieved through different initial conditions (equifinality); an important consideration for reconstructed patterns of regional Mid-Pliocene climate.last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – History

first_imgThe instruction of students in the discipline of History.Teaching face to face, online, hybrid and/or blended.Familiarity with LMSResponsibilities/DutiesBased on Master Syllabus, design and teach assigned classsession(s), leveraging digital content and multi-media resources inthe classroom;Assesses student engagement/understanding during each classsession and throughout the semester;Collect, grade, and report assignments and homework;Maintain and update the syllabus and course materials andmaking sure they are available through the College’s LearningManagement System;Advise learners in ways to help them meet their educationalgoals;Assess and evaluate learning;Provide timely, thoughtful and constructive feedback tolearners; andPerform other related duties as assigned.Required QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:Master’s degree in History or closely related fieldOne (1) year of teaching history in post-secondary education orrelated fieldExperience with online teaching and Learning ManagementSoftware (LMS). Description/Job SummaryOverview of Position:last_img read more

Search For Your Indiana School’s 2019 Graduation Rate

first_imgMost schools graduate the vast majority of their students. But graduation rates remain stubbornly low at some schools, such as charter schools that specialize in serving adults and virtual charter schools. Find your school’s information below in our searchable database. Some schools are not included because the state does not release data for schools with fewer than 10 students in the graduating class to comply with federal privacy laws. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img Search For Your Indiana School’s 2019 Graduation RateBy Emma Kate Fittes FOR CLARKBEAT, INDIANA Indiana’s graduation rate remains above the national average, according to new data released this week by the Indiana Department of Education, but the percentage of students who graduated dipped slightly in 2019.In 2019, 87% of Indiana students graduated, compared to 88% in 2018. The state has seen relatively steady graduation rates since 2011, fluctuating small amounts each year.“There is still work to be done,” said State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick in a press release. “The Department will continue to commit its resources to local districts, working together to ensure our children graduate prepared for life beyond high school.”last_img read more